Yeshayahu 51:12 - 52:12

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Isaiah 51:12 - 52:12

12 "I, I am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid of man that dies, and of the son of man who is made like grass?

13 "And you have forgotten יהוה your Maker who stretched out the shamayim and laid the foundations of the earth, and you continually fear, all the day, because of the rage of the oppressor, as he has prepared to destroy. And where is the rage of the oppressor?

14 "Bowed, he hastens to be loosened, that he should not die in the pit, and that his bread should not fail.

15 "But I am יהוה your Elohim, stirring up the sea, and its waves roar. יהוה of hosts is His Name.

16  "And I have put My Words in your mouth, and with the shadow of My hand I have covered you, to plant the shamayim and lay the foundations of the earth, and to say to Tsiyon, ‘You are My people.' "

17 Awake, awake yourself! Rise up, O Yerushalayim, you who have drunk at the hand of יהוה the cup of His wrath. You have drunk the dregs of the cup of reeling, and drained it out.

18 Of all the sons she bore, she has none to guide her. And of all the sons she has brought up, no one strengthens her hand.

19 Both these are coming upon you - who is sorry for you? Ruin and destruction, scarcity of food and sword. How shall I comfort you?

20 Your sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, like a gazelle in a net. They are filled with the wrath of יהוה, the rebuke of your Elohim.

21 Therefore please hear this, you afflicted and drunk, but not with wine.

22 Thus said your Master, יהוה and your Elohim, who pleads the cause of His people, "See, I shall take out of your hand the cup of reeling, the dregs of the cup of My wrath - never again shall you drink it.

23 "And I shall put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your being, ‘Bow down, and we pass over you.' And you made your back like the ground, and as the street, to walk over."

Isaiah 52

1 Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Tsiyon, put on your garments of splendour, O Yerushalayim, the qodesh city! For no more do the uncircumcised and the unclean come into you.

2 Shake yourself from the dust, arise, and sit down, O Yerushalayim. Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Tsiyon!

3 For thus said יהוה, "You have been sold for naught, and you are redeemed not with silver."

4 For thus said the Master יהוה, "At first My people went down into Mitsrayim to sojourn there, and Ashshur oppressed them without cause.

5 "And now, what have I here," declares יהוה, "that My people are taken away for naught? Those who rule over them make them wail," declares יהוה, "and My Name is despised all day continually.

6 "Therefore My people shall know My Name, in that day, for I am the One who is speaking. See, it is I."

7 How pleasant upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings good news, who proclaims deliverance, who says to Tsiyon, "Your Elohim reigns!"

8 The voice of your watchmen! They shall lift up their voices, together they shout for joy, because eye to eye they see the return of יהוה to Tsiyon.

9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Yerushalayim! For יהוה shall comfort His people, He shall redeem Yerushalayim.

10 יהוה shall lay bare His qodesh arm in the eyes of all the nations. And all the ends of the earth shall see the deliverance of our Elohim.

11 Turn aside! Turn aside! Come out from there, touch not the unclean. Come out of her midst, be clean, you who bear the vessels of יהוה.

12 For you shall not come out in haste, nor go in flight. For יהוה is going before you, and the Elohim of Yisra'ĕl is your rear guard.